The new three-day Forest Fest in Emo was one of the big success stories of the local entertainment scene in 2022 and they are returning with another impressive line up for July 2023.
“We have been inundated with requests for a day-by-day breakdown of the line-up,” said the organisers in a statement.
“Normally, this would not be available until much nearer the event and certainly not until all the acts are confirmed.
“However, it is Christmas time, and we want to let the enthusiastic and avid Forest Fest fans in on as much detail as we have for next summer’s event.”
James is the headline act on Friday, July 21, with Bell X1 the main show on the Saturday and Suede on Sunday.
The event runs across three days and four stages and will this year also include a Forest Fleadh “showcasing the best of Irish folk and trad, a veritable festival within a festival”.
“Important to keep in mind as well that Forest Fest Day Tickets are entirely flexible and can still be transferred for any day of your choice, at no extra cost whatsoever, prior to the event,” add the organisers.
“Day tickets which cost €85 can also be upgraded online to weekend or weekend camping tickets if you wish, closer to the festival.”
The line-up confirmed for Forest Fest to date is, Suede, James, Paul Brady, Suzanne Vega, BellX1, Peter Hook and The Light, Ash, Big Country, The Proclaimers, Gabrielle, Nik Kershaw, The Undertones, Bronagh Gallagher & Band, Carrie Baxter, Frank and Walters, Hermitage Green, Jack Lukeman, N.O.A.H, Pastiche, Something Happens, Sharon Shannon, The Primitives, The Riptide Movement, and Walk the Line, Alabama 3, Allie Sherlock, Apollo Junction, Bleach Lab, Dream Wife, Duke Special, Paddy Casey, Emer Dunne, In Tua Nua, Lavengro, 49th&Main, Roisin O, Robert Grace, The Barley Mob, The Lost Messiahs, The Outcast Crew, Trouble Pilgrims, Bone Machine, Pogueology, These Charming Men, The Classic Beatles and The Walkeleles.